*Trigger Warning* I debated for a few days whether or not that I wanted to write about the real and very personal struggles I am currently facing, but I know that this is an important topic to discuss. Even if it’s painful. A writer friend of mine recently asked what keeps me from my writing… Read More Writing Through Suicide Grief (Part 1)
Who says writing isn’t a complicated process? I recently read an advantage to writing a draft on paper with a pen verses writing a draft on a word document– you don’t stop as often. You don’t edit nearly as much when you write freehand. So, I decided to try the first chapter of When Things Fall… Read More Free hand or typing?
Does anyone else think that Tuesday always feels like an extension of Monday? Seriously. This ginormous cup of coffee isn’t even cutting it today for me. I normally can write in my office with the door wide open. It’s my writing space, but here we go. I’m going to pack up my coffee cup, laptop,… Read More Tuesday feels like Monday
I took the past few days off to think about a few things. One of my self-published author friends told me, “What do you want at the end of the day? Whatever that is, it’s your brand. There are no rules. It’s just going to be your unique and individual thumbprint in the publishing industry.”… Read More What is your brand?
Writing is an energetic, but draining process. I have three projects going at the same time. I’m constantly battling the insecurities and doubts. I have to turn my inner editor off because she can be a real character sometimes. I dealt with an increasingly cranky five-year-old bouncing around in my office all afternoon– even with… Read More Taking Tea Breaks.
I started this blog for one specific reason– to share this journey into self-publishing from scratch. By scratch I mean, only having $1.00 in my bank account at the moment, behind on all the bills, and no idea if my dreams will work. The only thing that keeps me going is my lust to write… Read More Staying Productive On The Bad Days
My daughter turned five years old this year. A sweet, sassy, and energetic little being that is now just beginning her journey into school. She starts transitional kindergarten this year. Which means I will have WAY more time and energy to dedicate myself to writing. I’m 1,362 words in My Turn To Hurt You. I kept thinking… Read More Tips on writing through the chaos of motherhood